sunscreen

You're applying sunscreen wrong. Here's why

Sunscreen is an important tool in the fight against skin cancer, the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer in the country. And by making a few changes to the way we choose our sunscreen and apply it, we can better protect ourselves against ever facing the deadly disease.

Majority of sunscreens would flunk proposed FDA safety tests

Nearly two-thirds of all sunscreens evaluated by the Environmental Working Group would probably not be considered safe and effective under standards proposed by the US Food and Drug Administration, the consumer advocacy group will announce this week.

FDA proposes new sunscreen regulations

The US Food and Drug Administration is proposing new regulations on over-the-counter sunscreens in an effort to keep up with the latest scientific and safety information.

Palau bans some sunscreens to save coral

The Pacific nation of Palau is banning a large number of sunscreens due to fears they are harmful to coral reefs, joining a growing list of places which limit their use.

Is your sunscreen hurting coral reefs?

It's the middle of summer, and countless families are taking advantage of free time and warm weather to head out on vacation. Hawaii is a popular destination, with almost 800,000 visitors in May alone, according to state tourism data.

How to choose the safest sunscreen

Throughout the summer, consumers struggle with how to best protect their skin from the harmful rays of the sun. But which products are the safest?